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Montreal, about 1900

This selection of approximately 90 images provides a sample of the collections related to life in Montreal between the years 1840 and 1945. It recalls the grand metropolis that had become Canada's financial, commercial and industrial centre, and what some referred to as .the city of wealth and death.

Profile:

  • Neighbourhoods, buildings, middle- and working-class homes;
  • Documents recalling events of every description (fires, floods, etc.);
  • Objects and testimonials related to employment and everyday life, and recalling health and sanitation problems linked to the city's rapid growth;
  • Prominent figures.

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Montreal from Street Railway Power House chimney, QC, 1896 (VIEW-2944)

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Montreal from Street Railway Power House chimney, QC, 1896
Wm. Notman & Son
1896, 19th century
VIEW-2944

Missie McKeogh, dead child, Montreal, QC, 1863 (I-6095.1)

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Missie McKeogh, dead child, Montreal, QC, 1863
William Notman (1826-1891)
1863, 19th century
I-6095.1

The Montreal Shoe Trade.-No.1, Messrs. Fogarty's Factory, corner St. Catherine and St. Lawrence Main Streets (M985.230.5033)

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The Montreal Shoe Trade.-No.1, Messrs. Fogarty's Factory, corner St. Catherine and St. Lawrence Main Streets
Eugene Haberer
1871, 19th century
M985.230.5033